Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice is a delicious one pot Cajun meal that’s ready in 30 minutes.

This recipe has rice, chicken, sausage, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Serve it with Parmesan Garlic Bread!

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

In just 30 minutes, you’ll be able to make a delicious meal guaranteed to have your family members returning for seconds. Another quick meal you’ll enjoy is Healthy Tuna Casserole.

With its bold Cajun spices, this spicy chicken and rice dish will surely please everyone’s taste buds! Not to mention the fact that it is so simple to make, even the most novice of chefs can whip up this mouthwatering meal in no time.

This hearty and tasty Cajun-style meal is sure to become a family favorite.

ingredients

onions and peppers
uncooked rice

Ingredients for Cajun Chicken Rice

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  • Chicken thighs boneless and skinless, or breasts
  • Cajun seasoning like this
  • Salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion diced
  • Red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • Green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • Celery diced
  • Garlic minced
  • Chicken stock divided
  • Long-grain white rice rinsed
  • 1Andouille sausage optional
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish if desired
peppers and onion in chicken stock in pot

chicken and sausage in pot
ingredients in an instant pot

Tips and suggestions

If you get a burn notice, release any pressure and then remove the lid. Add ½ to 1 cup of liquid (water or chicken stock) and deglaze the stuck on area. Stir the contents of the pot and reset the pressure cooker mode to try again.

A fun twist on Cajun flavors are Cajun Burgers and COPYCAT CAJUN CAFE BOURBON CHICKEN BITES.

A similar recipe that you’ll like is Shrimp Pasta in Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce and New Orleans Sausage Shrimp Crawfish Pasta.

chicken and sausage in instant pot

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice FAQ

Why is my chicken rubbery when I cook it in an Instant Pot?

If your chicken comes out rubbery, it more than likely been overcooked.

How do you not overcook chicken in an Instant Pot?

Oftentimes, when you cook chicken in an instant pot it can overcook. To prevent this, I recommend keeping the chicken thighs, or breasts, whole. You can then shred or cut after it’s cooked.

Do I put the fat side up or down in an Instant Pot?

Place the meat with the fat side up in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Rice

This recipe is a delicious one pot Cajun meal that's ready in 30 minutes. It has rice, chicken, sausage, peppers, onions, and tomatoes so you don't need any side dishes when you serve this!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless and skinless, or breasts
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning like this
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock divided
  • 1 and ½ cups long grain white rice rinsed
  • 12 to 16 ounces andouille sausage optional
  • 14.5 ounces tomatoes diced
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Mix the cajun seasoning, oregano, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Lightly sprinkle on both sides of the chicken, reserving the remaining seasoning. .
  • Heat the electric pressure cooker on the “saute” setting until hot. Add the olive oil and allow it to heat for about 10 seconds before adding the chicken. Sear the chicken until golden brown on both sides. Remove the chicken from the electric pressure cooker but keep it warm.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery to the electric pressure cooker. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning. Stir in the garlic.
  • Deglaze the bottom of the electric pressure cooker by adding about ½ cup of chicken stock and scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Make sure to remove all stuck-on pieces to avoid getting a burn notice.
  • Add the remaining chicken stock and any leftover seasoning to the electric pressure cooker with the rice. Stir to combine making sure the rice is below the liquid. Over the rice, place the chicken and sausage, if using. Top with the tomatoes. Do not stir.
  • Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Program the pressure cooker using the manual or “pressure cook” function for 8 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle has completed, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes before performing a quick release of the remaining pressure.
  • With two forks, shred the chicken. Stir the rice and chicken together. Serve garnished with sliced green onions if desired.

Notes

Notes: If you get a burn notice, releaseany pressure and then remove the lid. Add ½ to 1 cup of liquid (water orchicken stock) and deglaze the stuck on area. Stir the contents of the pot andreset the pressure cooker mode to try again

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 1309IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
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